Tonight's Dinner: Jamie Oliver's chickpea and leek... →
theverybestfood: 340gr/12oz chickpeas, soaked overnight 1 medium potato, peeled 5 medium leeks 1 tablespoon olive oil knob of butter 2 cloves of garlic, finely sliced salt and freshly ground black pepper 850ml/1 1/2 pints chicken or vegetable stock Parmesan cheese, grated EV olive oil Rinse the soaked… I have a chickpea infatuation. There, I said it.
Being gay is natural. Hating gays is a lifestyle choice.– John Fugelsang (via liberal-life)
Your Nutritionista: Monday Must-Read: Is Junk Food... →
nutritionista: I’m always fascinated by articles like this one, furiously trying to refute the argument that junk food is cheaper than home-cooked food. In his latest New York Times column, Mark Bittman breaks down the cost of a meal at Micky D’s versus homemade fare: …A typical order for a family of… For my habitual Mark Bittman references, Nutrtionista beat me to the punch. What...
Millionaires, The Middle Class, and Taxes --... →
Here’s how to read this: 40 percent of taxpayers with incomes between 30K and 40K pay more than 12.9 percent of their income in income and payroll taxes; meanwhile, 25 percent of people with incomes over $1M pay less than 12.6 percent of their income in these taxes. This suggests that there are a lot of very-high-income guys paying a lower tax rate than their secretaries. And that doesn’t even...
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month →
usagov: Find your local public library to check out books, movies, and more.
nprfreshair: Maurice Sendak was on Fresh Air...
Young adults, long the group most likely to be uninsured, are gaining health...– The New York Times, “Young Adults Make Gains in Health Insurance Coverage.” Remember, young people: Michele “repeal Obamacare!” Bachmann would rather you went without insurance. Unless you’re gay, in which case feel free to visit her “doctor” husband, who will pray the gay away. (via...
I feel like I’m working for myself at this point. If it’s publishable, fine. If...– Maurice Sendak on Fresh Air. (via nprfreshair) If you missed this interview today, I can’t recommend that you take the time to listen strongly enough. In the roughly 10 minutes, I was near tears one instant, smiling as wide as possible the next. Maurice Sendak is an amazing human, but...
The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made...– AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS STATEMENT ON HPV VACCINE (via robot-heart-politics) We need more and more people and organization (hello media!) to call out lies and half-truths that politicians repeat over and over again. Or lies they state just once. I know both parties are guilty of it, but...
More heroes from 9/11 →
I’m probably late to catch this, but there’s a really cool project by Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas that documents the rescue dogs that worked the 9/11 sites.